PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Public Library, in conjunction with the Historical Society of Plainfield, is sponsoring two events, including "When Women Lost the Vote" and "Haunted Transportation: Ghostly Sightings." These virtual events are free, but registration is required.

"When Women Lost the Vote"

Highlights include the millions of American women who were granted the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment that marks its centennial in 2020. But more than a century earlier, white women and free people of color legally held the vote in New Jersey for more than thirty years.

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Join a Museum Educator for a look at the Museum of the American Revolution’s newest exhibition, When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807. Learn the little-known history of the nation’s first women voters and get a virtual peek at artifacts that tell their stories. This experience also includes a Q&A session. To register, email Sarah Hull at

"Haunted Transportation: Ghostly Sightings Via Air, Land & Sea"

You thought security was a nightmare at the airport! Wait until you hear about the ghostly results of Eastern Airlines flight 401 and phantom planes from Wales to Ohio to Pennsylvania.
Prefer rail travel? Think twice! From Gettysburg, PA to Pattenburg, NJ; there are tragic events that still travel along these forgotten rail lines. Long before Princess Cruises, the "Gray Ghost" floated on the ocean waters. Today the Queen Mary is docked in Long Beach, California along with her ghostly passengers. All along the American seaboard lovely lighthouses dot the landscape providing the guiding light to ships in the night and foggy air. However, some lighthouse keepers aren't corporeal, but are still at work keeping the light lit.

Pre-registration is required, and can be done here.

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